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Boot failed: not a bootable disk. No bootable device.

asked 2015-03-04 16:00:46 +0300

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Hi guys...

After downloading, unzipping and importing the Windows 2012 R2 image for KVM in GLANCE, I want to create a new instance in HORIZON GUI.

gunzip -cd windowsserver2012r2standardevalkvm20140607.qcow2.gz | glance image-create --property hypervisortype=kvm --name "Windows Server 2012 R2 Std Eval" --container-format bare --disk-format qcow2

All went fine, until I try to boot up the machine.

Console shows: "Boot failed: not a bootable disk. No bootable device."

So I tested the image in VirtualBox. Same issue there: "FATAL: No bootable medium found! System haltet"

Any suggestions about this problem ? Regards.

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answered 2015-06-30 01:51:32 +0300

alexpilotti gravatar image

If the image is ok, please make sure you are running on KVM and not QEMU (see libvirt_type in /etc/nova/nova.conf)

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answered 2015-03-13 16:06:32 +0300

Lucian Petrut gravatar image

updated 2015-03-13 16:10:05 +0300

Are you sure that the image is ok? Can you please paste the output of the following commands? (preferably using pastebin)

qemu-img info <unarchived_image_path>

qemu-img check <unarchived_image_path>

domainname=$(nova show <instance_display_name> | grep instancename | awk '{print $4}')

virsh dumpxml $domain_name

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I have the same problem. I put the dumpxml data in pastebin with the name "dumpxml data for windowsR12 instance" Please help.

jmayora gravatar imagejmayora ( 2015-06-26 23:13:49 +0300 )edit

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